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Dynamics and Control of Adaptive Nonlinear Piezothermoelastic Structures With Coupled Electric, Thermal and Mechanical Fields: A Finite Element Approach

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H. S. Tzou, D. W. Wang

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

Paper No. IMECE2002-33938, pp. 351-359; 9 pages
  • ASME 2002 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition
  • Adaptive Structures and Materials Systems
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, November 17–22, 2002
  • Conference Sponsors: Aerospace Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-3625-8 | eISBN: 0-7918-1691-5, 0-7918-1692-3, 0-7918-1693-1
  • Copyright © 2002 by ASME


Piezoelectric sensors and actuators are widely used in smart structures, mechatronic and structronic systems, etc. This paper is to investigate the dynamics and control of nonlinear laminated piezothermoelastic shell structures subjected to the combined mechanical, electrical, and thermal excitations by the finite element method. Governing relations of nonlinear strain-displacement, electric field-electric potential, and temperature gradient-temperature field for a piezothermoelastic shell are presented in a curvilinear coordinate system. Based on the layerwise constant shear angle theory, a generic curved triangular laminated piezothermoelastic shell element is developed. Generic nonlinear finite element formulations for vibration sensing and control analysis of laminated piezoelectric shell structures are derived based on the virtual work principle. Dynamic system equations, equations of electric potential output, and feedback control force are derived and discussed. The modified Newton-Raphson method is used for efficient nonlinear dynamic analysis of complex nonlinear piezoelectric/elastic/control structural systems. For vibration sensing and control, various control algorithms are implemented. The developed nonlinear piezothermoelastic shell element and finite element code are validated and applied to analysis of nonlinear flexible structronic systems. Vibration sensing and control of constant/non-constant curvature piezoelectric shell structures are studied. Thermal effect to static deflection, dynamic response, and control is investigated.

Copyright © 2002 by ASME



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